E mau ka pono o ka Lā Kūʻokoʻa

na Laiana Wong (ka lā 2 o Kēkēmapa, 2017)

Synopsis: Sir George Simpson of the Hudson Bay Company is one of the lesser known plenipotentiary envoys sent by Kauikeaouli to America and Europe to secure a treaty recognizing Hawaiʻi as an independent state.

Welina e nā hoa aloha ʻāina e paio nei no ke ea o ke Aupuni Mōʻī o Hawaiʻi he aupuni kūʻokoʻa. ‘O ka lā 28 o Nowemapa, i ka pule nei, ʻo ia ka piha ʻana o nā makahiki he 174 o ka lā i laha ai ke kuahaua a ka Mōʻīwahine o Pelekane a me ka Mōʻī o Palani no ko lāua ʻike ʻana a kākoʻo ʻana hoʻi i ke kūlana kūʻokoʻa o ke aupuni o Hawaiʻi nei. ʻAʻole kākou he ʻai pala maunu na haʻi!

I ka lā 24 o Nowemapa o ka MH 2002 (ʻo ka makahiki mua loa ia o ka puka ʻana o Kauakūkalahale), ua kākau maila koʻu hoa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ʻo Noenoe Silva, i kekahi kolamu no kēia lā nui e hoʻolauleʻa hou ʻia nei ma hope o nā makahiki he 100 a ʻoi o kona nalo ʻana. Ua kāpae ʻia e ka “Lepupalika” o Hawaiʻi, he pūʻulu ʻānunu a pākaha hoʻi ke ʻano, nāna i kāʻili hewa i ka mana o ka Mōʻīwahine Liliʻuokalani ma ka hoʻokahuli ʻana i ke aupuni o Hawaiʻi he mau makahiki ma mua iho, i ka MH 1893. Ua hōʻike ua ʻo Noenoe no ke kiʻi ʻana o Timoteo Haʻalilio lāua ʻo Uiliama Likeke e hoʻoponopono i ka hihia i kupu mai i ka MH 1843 ma muli o ka naʻi kolohe ʻana o ka ʻAkimalala Paulet i ke aupuni Mōʻī. Hiki ke heluhelu hou ‘ia kā ia ala moʻolelo ma Kauakukalahale.org. E hoʻouka wale mai nō i ka polokalamu Bloglovin ma ke kelepona paʻalima.

ʻO kekahi mea kōkua iā Haʻalilio mā, a i hōʻike ʻole ʻia kona inoa ma loko o ka moʻolelo a Noenoe, ʻo ia nō ʻo Sir George Simpson, he kiaʻāina no ʻEnelani e hana ana no ka Hudson Bay Company ma kahi o Wanekouwa. I ka MH 1842, i ko ia ala hōʻea ʻana mai i Hawaiʻi nei no kāna hana, ua ʻike ʻo ia i ka hihia i kupu maila a ua manaʻo ʻo ia, he kohu ʻole ka hana a Paulet. Ua hāʻawi mai ʻo ia ala i ke kālā he 10,000 paona me ke aʻoaʻo mai i ka Mōʻī Kamehameha III e hoʻouna aku i mau ʻelele no ka hele ʻana i ʻAmelika a me ʻEulopa e hoʻopaʻa ai i kekahi ʻaelike kuʻikahi me nā aupuni mana o ke ao. A laila, ua hoʻokohu ʻia ʻo Haʻalilio, Likeke, a me Simpson e lilo i mau ʻelele nona ka mana hoʻoholo a pūlima hoʻi ma ka ʻaoʻao o ke aupuni Mōʻī.

I ka P3 nei, ua mālama ʻia he haʻiʻōlelo na Keanu Sai ma ke Kulanui e pili ana i ka Lā Kūʻokoʻa. ʻAkahi nō au a lohe i ka inoa o Simpson. I hewa nō paha i koʻu noho naʻaupō e pili ana no ia moʻolelo? Eia au ke kuhi nei ua nalo kona inoa no kona hele ʻana ma o ʻālaka a me Lukia a hiki aku i ʻEulopa. ʻO Haʻalilio mā naʻe, ua hele ma o Mekiko, ma luna o ke kekake hoʻi, wahi a ka lohe, a ua hālāwai hou aku me Simpson ma ʻEulopa. Ma Ladana, ua hele lākou i mua o ke Kauna o Aberdeen. ʻAʻohe wahi kōkua i laila, no ka mea, ua kuhihewa ʻia he pilina kākoʻo ko Hawaiʻi me ʻAmelika.

Ma ia hope aku naʻe, ua hele lākou i Brussels, ma Belegiuma. Ma laila lākou i hālāwai ai me ka Mōʻī, ʻo Leopold I, a he pilina maikaʻi kona me nā ʻohana aliʻi o Palani a me ʻEnelani. A ma muli o ia pilina, loli ai ka manaʻo o ke kauna a ua pūlima ʻia ka ʻaelike e Pelekane a me Palani. Ma Iune o kekahi makahiki aʻe, ua hōʻike maila ʻo ʻAmelika i kona kākoʻo i ia kūlana o Hawaiʻi, he aupuni kūʻokoʻa. Mahalo ka hana nui a Sir George Simpson.

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